While the Super Bowl action was heating up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, the house was burning down over in Los Angeles at the 100 Thieves compound during their $500,000 Uno tournament.
The esports organization put on a show for fans during the halftime break, grabbing the biggest personalities in gaming for an intense game of Uno, with a few tricks.
The bottom two players from each game faced off in a separate elimination challenge to try and survive, with the winner moving on and adding more money to their tally.
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100 Thieves founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag was the first player eliminated from the table after losing to Moe ‘Yassuo’ A. in the first challenge, involving throwing darts at balloons.
As the table got smaller, tensions grew, with more popoffs happening as the wins started flowing. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop was the first to get a proper Uno win, taking home the fifth game that sent Clint 'Maven' Evans and Castro to elimination.
Faced with the task of shaking out table tennis balls from a tissue box strapped to their back, Castro edged out the Call of Duty caster in a win that was decided by “executive decision” looking back on the replays.
Castro used his lifeline wisely, staying away from elimination in the sixth game, before taking home the seventh and final game against The Mob to win $125,000 and the champion belt.
“I’m so happy for 100 Thieves for bringing me out here to compete in this Uno tournament,” he said in his victory speech. “They made me feel like family out here, and I just appreciate them for the invite.”
The FIFA star seemed shocked with the win, and was more softly spoken than usual. The money he won is going to a good cause, with Castro pledging his $125,000 winnings to charity, getting a bit emotional as he was presented the check.
The Mob came in second place, earning themselves $75,000 in the process, while CouRage came in third with a mint $50,000.
100 Thieves Half A Million Halftime Uno tournament results